Author: Wendy Holden
*I received this ARC free of charge in exchange for an honest review*
- Paperback: 432 pages
- Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark (July 1, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1402237162
- ISBN-13: 978-1402237164
Cash-strapped Rosie and her boyfriend Mark are city folk longing for a country cottage. Rampant nouveaux riches Samantha and Guy are also searching for rustic bliss—in the biggest mansion money can buy. The village of Eight Mile Bottom seems quiet enough, despite a nosy postman, a reclusive rock star, a glamorous Bond Girl, and a ghost with a knife in its back. But there are unexpected thrills in the hills, and Rosie is rapidly discovering that country life isn’t so simple after all.
After reading the last book by Wendy Holden, Beautiful People, I was hesitant on reading this one. I didn’t like the previous book, but I thought I would give the author another try.
I wasn’t thrilled with this installment either. It had a slow start with too many characters and didn’t seem to pick up at all throughout the whole story. It fell flat and just couldn’t pick up. To me, the author just doesn’t put her all into the plot and story. The couples were undeveloped and left me wanting to know more about them than what was offered. The ending felt rushed, like the author was even happy to see the story finish.
It did have some good spots though. Each character brought some happiness, sadness and love to the table. I just wish it would have been more often than what was written.
If the library doesn’t have it, don’t worry about reading it!
I’m reading this one now, and I’m having trouble getting into it. I also read Beautiful People, and didn’t really enjoy it. I wonder if it’s making me hesitant of this one…